Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Prince Julius
Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Born (1824-10-14)14 October 1824
Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
Died 1 June 1903(1903-06-01) (aged 78)
Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Spouse Elisabeth von Ziegesar
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Mother Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel

Prince Julius of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1][2] (14 October 1824, Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig [1][2] 1 June 1903, Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany[1][2]) was the eighth[1][2] of the ten children of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel.[1][2]


In 1863, Prince Julius was sent to Greece with his young nephew, Prince Vilhelm of Denmark, who had recently ascended to the throne of Greece as King of the Hellenes, as an advisor. Eighteen months later, the King returned from a walk to discover that, whilst he was out, Julius had invited seven ministers associated with the former, and deeply unpopular, King Otto to the Palace to discuss the removal of Count Sponneck, another of the King's advisors. Indignant at what he saw as an attempt at a palace putsch, the King ordered Julius to leave Greece within one week.[3]

Julius contracted a morganatic marriage with Elisabeth von Ziegesar (1856–1887), daughter of Wolf von Ziegesar, on 2 July 1883. After their marriage, she was styled Countess von Roest.[4]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Darryl Lundy (17 June 2003). "Julius Prinz zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". Retrieved 2008-09-02. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  3. The Times (London) 14 February 1865 p.10 col.C
  4. C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy (London: Garnstone, 1973) vol.1 p.200
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